Our Wonderful People


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

Sales

Kelly Hicks
Dealer Principle
403-742-3000

After spending many years working with John Deere dealerships in Westlock and High Prairie, I took a GM role at Cranbrook Dodge. A few years later, I jumped at another opportunity to take over Stettler Dodge in February 2003. I am excited to call Stettler home, a home where my wife, Rena, and I have raised three wonderful girls and hang out with my grandchildren. When I'm not at work, you can usually find me on the golf course. I am a huge advocate of supporting my local community. Whether it's 4H, minor hockey, food bank, or any other local charity, you can usually find Stettler Dodge associated with it. I am proud of my community, my business and my staff and would like the thank you for supporting your local dealership. I am confident you will be very satisfied with your entire buying experience, and thrilled with our continuing service.


If Kelly could have lunch with a celebrity it would be Steve Yzerman!  

Kelly's advice for a happy life: "Do the right thing"

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Darren Benson
Sales Manager
403-742-3000

I grew up in Hanna, AB. I was very active in school and community sports throughout the years, playing everything from football and hockey to golf and volleyball. After graduating from high school, I proceeded through University with a Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge. From Lethbridge, I moved to Stettler to work at RBC as a small business account manager. Shortly later, I married my high school sweetheart and we now have very energetic twin boys. In 2009, I took a position with Stettler Dodge and haven't looked back since. I'm still very active in sports, just on a less competitive scale now. Any given day, if I'm not behind my desk, you can find me golfing, playing hockey, playing slo-pitch, or at the gun range getting ready for hunting season. I thoroughly enjoy my job especially getting to meet new people every day. Thank you for shopping at Stettler Dodge and I look forward to meeting you.


Darren's favorite superhero is Aquaman because classifying Aquaman in the same world as Superman & Batman gives hope to every ordinary man.

Darren's advice for a happy life: "Do the right thing everytime"

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Justin Jarmolicz
Assistant Sales Manager
403-742-3000

I was born and raised in Stettler and currently reside in Red Deer with my wife Sherri. I joined the Stettler Dodge family on April 1st, 2013. I was lured here by the opportunity to work for an incredible leader and with a knowledgeable team. I have extensive experience in the automotive industry that will allow me to assist you in finding the perfect vehicle to meet your needs. When I am not at the dealership you can find me at rinks across Western Canada as I coach the Bantam AAA hockey team in Red Deer.

If Justin could go to lunch with a celebrity it would be Sergio Marchionne because he lead Chrysler with class and integrity for decades.

Justin's advice for a happy life: "Stay humble.  Always learn.  Be happy with what you have.  Strive for your goals"

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Lars Plaetner
Sales Associate
403-742-3000

My first day at Stettler Dodge was April Fool's Day in 2014. I was born in Maple Ridge, BC then when I was 3 moved to Denmark where my family is originally from. I came back to Canada in 1989 and lived in Langley, BC. In 2002 I made the big move to Red Deer to try something different. I played basketball for Red Deer College while taking Kinesiology courses. I met my wife while we were both working at Boston Pizza while attending college. We were married in 2009 in Stettler! In April 2014 I moved to Stettler with my beautiful wife Stephanie and my two boys to be closer to family and to raise our kids in the small town atmosphere. My wife is originally from a very small town on the Alta/Sask boarder and knew that nothing beats the small town life. I couldn't agree more!! Before working at Stettler Dodge I was a General Manager at Mark's for a couple of years and Department Manager at Future Shop before that. I am a huge sports fan! When I'm not behind my desk I love to play basketball, volleyball and recently just picked playing pool. I also enjoy camping with the family as my boys definitely make it so much fun. My philosophy of customer service is to provide what the customer is looking for without being pushy. I want to help you and your family with finding want you want and make sure your needs are met. It's about the experience and the fun I want you to have when it comes the time to buy a new vehicle or trailer. Here at Stettler Dodge we want to make sure you have a great and relaxed vehicle buying experience. Come down and see me and we will be sure we find the right new wheels for you!


Lars' favorite superhero is Superman because of his ability to fly.

Lars' advice for a happy life: "If you have patience you will be rewarded."

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Danny Mundorf
Sales Associate
403-742-3000

I joined the Stettler Dodge team in July 2017 and have loved every minute of it.  I am originally from the Castor/Stettler area but currently live in Lacombe with my wife Lindsay and daughter London. I have been in the Chrysler world for about 9 years in various roles such as Sales, Sales Manager and Finance Manager.  Before that I worked on Service Rigs in the oilfield. I feel my wide range of experience in Central Alberta gives me the insight to help you find the vehicle that would best suit your needs!  If I'm not at the dealership you will find me camping and quading in the summer and watching hockey in the winter (GO OILERS!).


Danny's favorite superhero is Wolverine because not only is he Canadian but he's also a badass!

Danny's advice for a happy life: "Treat people how you wish to be treated"

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Clint McAllister
Sales Associate
403-742-3000


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Finance

Lareina Caswell
Financial Services Manager
403-742-3000

Born in Stettler and raised in Erskine, I have been part of this community since day one. I began working with Stettler Dodge many years ago as a detailer on the luberack. From there I moved under the hoist where I changed oil for a few more years. After being tired of getting oil in my hair every day, I headed off to Australia to experience a little more of what life had to offer. Soon I came home, became a Journeyman Hairdresser and started back with Stettler Dodge selling cars. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my sales career, I have now moved into the Finance office, handling all your financing needs. Thank you very much for visiting Stettler Dodge. With the help of our sales team and myself, I promise you will not drive away disappointed!

If Lareina could go for lunch with a celebrity it would be P!nk who empowers women and stays true to herself.

Lareina's advice for a happy life: "There is nothing you can't do"

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Service

Joe Tomkow
Service Manager
403-742-3000


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Willem Gazendam
Senior Service Advisor
403-742-3000


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Andrew Comchi
Service Writer
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Rhonda Tinis
Service Dispatch
403-742-3000


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Bill Sayers
Journeyman Automotive Technician
403-742-3000


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Cody Kihn
Journeyman Automotive Technician
403-742-3000


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Lee Hamelin
Journeyman Automotive Technician
403-742-3000


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Eric George
Journeyman Automotive Technician
403-742-3000


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Ben Andres
Apprentice Automotive Technician
403-742-3000


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Ted Cutts
Lot Manager
403-742-3000


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Teressa Symes
Detailer
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Gerry Brittan
Shuttle Driver
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Administration

Nicole Williams
Receptionist
403-742-3000


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Chantelle Janke
Assistant Controller
403-742-3000

Chantelle's favourite superhero is Captain America because he is a perfect gentleman.


Her advice for a happy life: "Don't yell at each other unless your house is on fire"

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Donna Wilkie
Accounts Payable/Receivable Manager
403-742-3000

If Donna could go to lunch with a celebrity it would be Wayne Gretzky for his great hockey skills and what he did for the sport.


Donna's advice for a happy life: "Treat others how you wish to be treated"

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Melissa Bergstrom
Controller
403-742-3000

If Melissa could go to lunch with a celebrity it would be both Bethenny Frankel and Rachel Hollis.  Both are CEO moms, rocking the mom work life and each are inspiring go getters.


Melissa's Advice for a happy life: "Always own up to your mistakes"

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Maia Ellis
Public Relations/Social Media Coordinator
403-742-3000

If Maia could go to lunch with a celebrity it would be George Costanza from Seinfeld because he is her spirit animal.


Maia's advice for a happy life: "There has never been a sadness that can't be cured with breakfast food"

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Ceanna Reinbold
Public Relations/Social Media Coordinator
403-742-3000

Ceanna has been with the Stettler Dodge family since June 2015.  She has held many administrative roles within the dealership.  She has a bright and enthusiastic personality that is enjoyed by everyone!  


If she could have lunch with a celebrity it would be George Clooney because its George Clooney.

Ceanna's advice for a happy life: "Buy a plunger before you need a plunger" 

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Parts

Russ Carl
Parts Manager
403-742-3000

If Russ could have lunch with a celebrity it would be his favourite singer/songwriter Hoit Axton.


His advice for a happy life: "If you believe in yourself, everything else falls into place"

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J.D. Pearson
Parts Specialist - Back Counter
403-742-3000


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Mark Smitten
Parts Specialist
403-742-3000


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